The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) Reviews

October 2, 2019
This subject matter is of the heaviest variety, and its central character not one you're supposed to like. But it is a story with immense artistic merit and a new angle of this subgenre with something important to say.
October 1, 2019
The Golden Glove definitely isn't for everyone, and even when divorced from its more transgressive scenes, it's not exactly a pleasant viewing experience. But for those not repulsed, there's a lonely, human heart at its center.
September 26, 2019
The Golden Glove is a tremendous piece of work, an empathetic look at a pathetic wretch of a man and the trail of pain and chaos he left behind.
September 25, 2019
I don't see how the film is of any value other than as a technical exercise (for filmmakers and actors, not murderers), but the craft of it is undeniable.
September 24, 2019
And while that opening scene is undoubtedly shocking, the cumulative effect of all this despair is ultimately even more unsettling.
September 23, 2019
Grotesque as it is, The Golden Glove is a profound exploration of the ease with which depravity is bred and nurtured in the carcinogenic, sticky corners inhabited by indigent people - and women in particular - who have aged out of our concern.
September 21, 2019
Fatih Akin's The Golden Glove is the rawest, most real, and most brutal serial killer movie since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
September 1, 2019
Beneath all the horror, there is hope. You just have to look past all the dead bodies to the darker heart within.
August 24, 2019
The take no prisoners daring director's perspective focuses yes on disturbing, but more as mirror reflecting back with ugly historical truths. Think terrifying trajectory as grotesque human canvas extending from Bosch and Bruegel to late stage capitalism.
May 22, 2019
Were it not for these overwrought provocations, The Golden Glove could have been Akin's most accomplished work in years. Aesthetically speaking it remains a marvel.
March 6, 2019
A film that is sweeping, exciting and devastating at the same time and that avoids any approach to Hollywood solutions to this type of delivery. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 14, 2019
It's a movie for those with a strong constitution; it's expertly made, but it's also one of the most heinous, bloody and gory films that have ever played in competition at a major film festival - and it might be advisable to bring a sick bag.
February 12, 2019
An exercise clearly designed to disgust, assail and repulse. In these terms, it is the director's most effective exercise to date.